The Daily Hotness: Totaka’s Song

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You’re all familiar with “Totaka’s Song,” right? The short melody by composer Kazumi Totaka that is hidden away inside an indefinite number of Nintendo games? A couple of weeks back, guitarist Kris Escobar made a short rock cover of the tune. Nothing major, just some light fun.

Today, Jayson Napolitano gives you five solid reasons why you must attend MAGFest, Chris Carter details the latest round of NSMB2 DLC, we list a few games overlooked in our end-of-year awards, and the world is gifted an awesome Majora’s Mask arrange album for surviving the Mayan apocalypse.

Destructoid Originals:
Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11
Glorkbot creator talks Vic 20, Super F*ckers, and more
Impressions: New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC #4
Overlooked games of 2012
Friday Night Fights: Christmas tiiiiime is heeeeere
Live show: Need For Speed Word and Ravaged
The Network Roundup: Looks like we’re still here

Community blogs of 12/21
Forum thread of the day: Your dream game – Pitch it

The DTOID Show’s SF X Tekken Fanart Contest Winners!
Contest: Win some awesome Mega Man swag!

Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child’s Play fundraiser EVER

Capcom survey wants your input on key franchises
Shigesato Itoi hints at something related to Mother
Cave World Winter Sale has begun on iOS and Android
Fire Emblem Awakening gets a pre-order bonus
Rumor: Ubisoft interested in acquiring THQ’s assets
NRA attacks videogames in Sandy Hook response
BioShock Infinite PC won’t have SecuROM or GFWL
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta adds pre-purchasers
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix hits Japan March 2013
Ace of Spades gets free winter downloadable content
Weekend PC download deals: Hitman, Rockstar, and Blood
Assassin’s Creed III and Liberation for PSN on sale

Jimquisition Awards Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
World didn’t end, have a Majora’s Mask arrange album
The Megas tease second MM3 album with a new single
Ganon Claus brings tidings of great immolation
New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest
God modding is the only way Nathan Drake can beat Altair

Series composer returning for BioShock Infinite
Dark Souls II concept art is full of nasties
Jetpack Joyride launches for free on PSN and Vita
Naruto Powerful Shippuden coming to the 3DS in March 2013
Stick ’em on: SteelSeries Touchscreen Gaming Controls
The Phantom Pain trailer gets an ‘Alternative Version’
A holiday update on the state of the Bit.Trip universe
Knytt Underground nearing release for Windows and Mac

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